Warchild's Day in The Life

War Child’s latest music project Help: A Day in the Life was met with instant mass media interest. The concept – to record and release tracks in one day by the best bands of this generation and so deliver the fastest ever online album – has already been endorsed by the commitment of major UK artists such as Radiohead, Gorillaz and Razorlight.

War Child patrons Keane have confirmed they will contribute a version of Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ to Help: A Day in the Life. After several years of trawling the pub venues of Great Britain, three-piece band Keane broke onto the music scene in 2003 and have since gone on to sell millions of records worldwide. The emotive song-writing of piano player Tim Rice-Oxley is perfectly complemented by the powerful, unique voice of singer Tom Chaplin.

Also joining the line-up are The Magic Numbers; one of the success stories of 2005. The Magic Numbers have, according to NME, “brought the smile back to music” and put summery harmonies and good vibes back to the top of the charts. Legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson claims The Magic Numbers are the best band of the last ten years, high praise indeed.

The stellar line-up now reads: Bloc Party, The Coral, Elbow, Gorillaz, Hard-Fi, Keane, The Magic Numbers, Manic Street Preachers, Maximo Park, Mylo, Radiohead, Razorlight and The Zutons.

The best bands of this generation will take just one day of their time to record a new piece of music, which War Child will make available on their website link on September 9th. A physical CD release of the event will follow a few weeks later.

In the one single day that it will take these awesome artists to record their songs, War Child will have helped reduce some of the fear felt by the many children it comes into contact with around the world. In the past War Child has fed, clothed, healed and educated children affected by conflict on four continents. Now, as we engage with a gang of street children in Iraq, we will take them away from the violence that dominates their lives and begin a process of education which will offer them hope for the future. This is vitally important stuff.

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